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Windows 7: What old software do you still use?

13 Aug 2012   #11
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I'm still using ACDSee32 v2.41, have newer version but the old one does all that I need and I prefer it to the interface of IrfanView.

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13 Aug 2012   #12
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I just discovered something and therefore need to amend my last post. In that post I talked about what I had to do in order to install an old application. Well--a short while ago, I found out that it does not apply only to old applications. It also applies to some newer ones. I wanted to install MS Office 2007 on my guest machine. I put the CD in the drive and attempted to install it, but it wanted to install it on my host machine. I therefore copied the installation file to a folder on my guest machine and used that file to install. It then installed on my guest machine. I've installed some other applications in the normal way and it worked as it normally would. But on that old app and with MS Office it wouldn't. Has anyone else run into this?
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24 Aug 2012   #13
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
I am using PowerDesk which was put out by Ontrack. I've had it since Windows 98 and still have been using it on Win7. I was surprised that I could even install in on the pre-lease of Windows 8 and it still works great.
Incidently, here is one thing that I found out when installing an old program on Win8. At least in the case of this particular program, this is what I had to do. I have Windows 8 installed on a virtual machine. When I inserted the CD in the drive it couldn't recognize the installation file or all of the rest of the files. I then ejected the disk and then inserted it again to let auto play kick in. I then saw the files. I installed it but it installed on my host machine. After a few more trials and errors--mostly errors, I just copied the installation file to a folder on the guest machine and left the CE in the drive. I then installed it from the file that I put on the guest and it then installed on the guest machine and it's working very well.
I'm curious - which version of PowerDesk are you using with Windows 7?
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25 Aug 2012   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm still using Microsnot Picture It! Photo 7.0. I was astounded to find it would work on Win7 64 bit.
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25 Aug 2012   #15
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

That's great.

With Picture-It 99 the only thing I can't do is put text on a picture. If I try, Picture-It crashes. It happens with XP as well.

So- I just don't try to put text on a picture.

I run it making it compatible to XP SP3.
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25 Aug 2012   #16
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
I am using PowerDesk which was put out by Ontrack. I've had it since Windows 98 and still have been using it on Win7. I was surprised that I could even install in on the pre-lease of Windows 8 and it still works great.
Incidently, here is one thing that I found out when installing an old program on Win8. At least in the case of this particular program, this is what I had to do. I have Windows 8 installed on a virtual machine. When I inserted the CD in the drive it couldn't recognize the installation file or all of the rest of the files. I then ejected the disk and then inserted it again to let auto play kick in. I then saw the files. I installed it but it installed on my host machine. After a few more trials and errors--mostly errors, I just copied the installation file to a folder on the guest machine and left the CE in the drive. I then installed it from the file that I put on the guest and it then installed on the guest machine and it's working very well.
I'm curious - which version of PowerDesk are you using with Windows 7?
It's PowerDesk 4 Pro. The main reason I use it is to search for files. I think it does a better job than using Windows for searching. It even accepts wild cards.
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25 Aug 2012   #17
x BlueRobot

 

Some old DOS games :P They're able to work within Windows 7 due to a DOS emulator (:
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25 Aug 2012   #18
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
I am using PowerDesk which was put out by Ontrack. I've had it since Windows 98 and still have been using it on Win7. I was surprised that I could even install in on the pre-lease of Windows 8 and it still works great.
Incidently, here is one thing that I found out when installing an old program on Win8. At least in the case of this particular program, this is what I had to do. I have Windows 8 installed on a virtual machine. When I inserted the CD in the drive it couldn't recognize the installation file or all of the rest of the files. I then ejected the disk and then inserted it again to let auto play kick in. I then saw the files. I installed it but it installed on my host machine. After a few more trials and errors--mostly errors, I just copied the installation file to a folder on the guest machine and left the CE in the drive. I then installed it from the file that I put on the guest and it then installed on the guest machine and it's working very well.
I'm curious - which version of PowerDesk are you using with Windows 7?
It's PowerDesk 4 Pro. The main reason I use it is to search for files. I think it does a better job than using Windows for searching. It even accepts wild cards.
Thank you. I've had every version since Version One but I ended up with Version 8 on Windows 7.
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25 Aug 2012   #19
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I don't know if this would fall in this area(probably doesn't) but it is software but games lol oldest app i got in my pc is the old dos doom games like doom II and Quake II. Um oldest software I have I think is Microsoft office 2003 but the dos games are from 90's
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25 Aug 2012   #20
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Of course it counts, some of my old games date from the late 90s. That's why I have XP still installed and that's what I use it for now.
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